Collection Twenty One: Ken Knight | Survey Exhibition 1979-2020
“I have always been committed to painting en plein air. I find that there is something invigorating and fundamental about this direct contact with nature. Your senses are on overload and you are being stimulated directly by the subject without any filter.” “... you absorb all the influences of the weather and the smell and energy of the earth.”Ken Knight
Ken Knight's survey exhibition has been forty years in the making, dating back to his very first commercial show in 1979. Artwork sales have commenced and are selling quickly.
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Appearing in this Exhibition
"There’s something about painting outside, whether it’s the flies or the wind, it’s very much an emotional response. I can’t get excited about taking a photograph and painting inside. My van is set up as a mobile studio, capable of carrying wet paintings." An impressionist ‘plein-air’ painter, Ken’s work is charged with a freshness and spontaneity that cannot be created in a studio. Ken approaches the landscape with a contemporary boldness. His use of textural oils applied by swift palette knife gestures and energetic brush strokes are highly responsive to the scene in front of him. The result is a painting which offers something a little different each time it is viewed. Up close, his paintings are brilliantly abstract - a myriad of brushstrokes and edges of thick paint - but stand back a few paces and they resolve into a landscape of texture, mood, time and place which shifts slightly with each viewing."